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Visit Thorpdale in Gippsland to see these local attractions in 2022

Ten things you can do and see when you visit Thorpdale, stumble across lush green hills, wineries and dining, hidden waterfalls and pockets of rainforest, and blend together warm country villages.

By news@gippsland - 16th September 2022 - Back to News

Where the verdant hills of the Strzelecki Ranges meet bushland, you'll find Thorpdale. The potato capital of Gippsland is home to some of the best pies you'll find at the Thorpdale Bakery and a welcoming country pub that brews its own vodka at Travellers Rest Hotel.

The Travellers Rest Hotel is a 1937 grand Art Deco building created at a time of peak farming activity in Thorpdale that is gradually being refurbished

The Travellers Rest Hotel is a 1937 grand Art Deco building created at a time of peak farming activity in Thorpdale that is gradually being refurbished

Grand Ridge Road

One of Victoria's most scenic drives, the Grand Ridge Road weaves for 40km through tall trees, native bush and lush green hills, blending together warm country villages, wineries, breweries and tranquil parks and bushland.

To find out more, visit the Mt Worth state park website.

The Grand Ridge Road is a 132km wind-in-your-hair drive along the ridge of Victoria's Strzelecki Ranges, between the Latrobe Valley and South Gippsland

The Grand Ridge Road is a 132km wind-in-your-hair drive along the ridge of Victoria's Strzelecki Ranges, between the Latrobe Valley and South Gippsland

Mt Worth state park

Lace up your runners and head for the walking tracks weaving through mountain ash and blue gum forest. This oasis of ferny glades and lush waterfalls is the perfect spot for a picnic or a breath of fresh eucalyptus-scented air.

To find out more, visit the Mt Worth state park website.

Mt Worth state park is picnic-primed, replete with fern glades, lyrebirds and lush waterfalls

Mt Worth state park is picnic-primed, replete with fern glades, lyrebirds and lush waterfalls

Dine at Hogget Kitchen

Head to the hatted Hogget Kitchen for a celebration of Gippsland's bountiful goodness. Marvel at fresh rock flathead & King George whiting from nearby inlets, or local, grass-fed meat butchered, cured or smoked to its succulent best in-house.

Head Chef, Trev, is the son of a butcher and has a nose-to-tail appreciation of food. His charcuterie boards are next level, with wood-smoked and slow cooked ingredients made from Trev's own hand-built smoker.

To find out more, go to Visit Gippsland - Hogget Kitchen website.

Hogget Kitchen is a stunning venue overlooking an established vineyard and olive grove

Hogget Kitchen is a stunning venue overlooking an established vineyard and olive grove

Visit Yarragon

With an unmistakable village feel, glorious heritage buildings and a deluge of shops to potter and browse, Yarragon's charms extend well beyond a leg-stretch on the highway. Swoon over Town & Country Gallery's paintings, sculptures, hand-blown glass, furniture and jewellery.

Find boutique clothing shops, antiques, vintage and retro collectables, homewares and gifts. Get your caffeine fix from one of the many cafes and stock up on deli goods to take home from Gippsland Food & Wine.

To find out more, go to Visit Gippsland - Yarragon website.

Browse the swoon-worthy collection of paintings, sculptures, hand-blown glass, furniture and jewellery

Browse the swoon-worthy collection of paintings, sculptures, hand-blown glass, furniture and jewellery

West Gippsland drink trail

The wine gods have blessed these lands with rich, chocolate-biscuit earth that produces delicate and sophisticated wines. Find wineries, breweries and warm country pubs that make a great backdrop to quenching your thirst.

For more information, go to the West Gippsland Drink Trail page.

This scenic drive weaves through rolling, pastured hills which give way to more dramatic slopes of the Victorian Alps

This scenic drive weaves through rolling, pastured hills which give way to more dramatic slopes of the Victorian Alps

Visit Mirboo North

This charming artsy village nestled in the fabled hills of the Strzelecki Ranges is bristled with warm cafes, shops to browse and the Grand Ridge Brewery. It's also the starting point of the lush Grand Ridge Rail Trail (13km to Boolarra).

The murals along the heritage buildings are a nod to the town's historical past, which grew alongside the development of the railway in the late 1800s.

For more information, go to Visit Gippsland - Mirboo North website.

Surrounded by the fabled hills of South Gippsland, the town is at the meeting point of fertile pastured hills and the wonderfully perfumed Australian bush

Surrounded by the fabled hills of South Gippsland, the town is at the meeting point of fertile pastured hills and the wonderfully perfumed Australian bush

Narracan Falls

This block waterfall, wider than it is long, is short but thunderous. Fringing the falls is the beautiful Narracan Falls Streamside Reserve, a large grassy area, perfect for picnics.

Enjoy listening to the sound of cascading water after a swim in the pool below. Let the dogs and children play in the large open field, complete with a 'magic' hollow tree. Fill the esky with a picnic as the area at Narracan Falls Streamside Reserve off Falls Rd is the perfect place for a spot of lunch with the relaxing sound of flowing water as your playlist.

To find out more, go to Visit Gippsland - Narracan Falls website.

Fill the esky with a picnic as the area at Narracan Falls Streamside Reserve off Falls Rd is the perfect place for a spot of lunch with the relaxing sound of flowing water

Fill the esky with a picnic as the area at Narracan Falls Streamside Reserve off Falls Rd is the perfect place for a spot of lunch with the relaxing sound of flowing water

Trafalgar Holden Museum

Trafalgar Holden Museum tells that remarkable story and celebrates Australia's Holden heritage from the 1850s to its demise in 2020. Housed in a quaintly preserved 1930s butter factory in Trafalgar, the museum is run by a team of volunteers eager to preserve our national heritage.

This quirky museum in Trafalgar celebrates Australia's Holden heritage from the 1850s. It's not just a love affair with cars - there are saddles, military artefacts, golf carts and aero engines.

For more information, go to Visit Gippsland - Trafalgar Holden Museum website.

Housed in a quaintly preserved 1930s butter factory in Trafalgar, the museum is run by a team of volunteers eager to preserve our national heritage

Housed in a quaintly preserved 1930s butter factory in Trafalgar, the museum is run by a team of volunteers eager to preserve our national heritage

Morwell River Falls

Hidden off an unsuspecting gravel road is the picnic-perfect Morwell River Falls. An easy walk from the car park takes you through a pocket of stunning native bushland, through the dappled light of the mountain ash forest.

The path meanders alongside a series of cascades of the tranquil Morwell River. Reach the wide pool at the bottom of the largest fall for rock scrambling and toe-dipping.

For more information, go to Visit Gippsland - Morwell River Falls Reserve website.

This walking trail takes you to a remote location and dense bushland as part of its charm, the walk takes 15 minutes return and is suitable for seniors and children

This walking trail takes you to a remote location and dense bushland as part of its charm, the walk takes 15 minutes return and is suitable for seniors and children

Lyrebird Forest Walk

Discover a little piece of magic on a peaceful walk which winds through scented temperate rainforest. The 4.8km loop walk (1:30 hours) weaves through beautiful eucalypt forest near Mirboo North.

If you don't spot a shy lyrebird, you may encounter other beauties in the area including white-throated treecreepers, cockatoos, robins, brown thornbills, thrushes, laughing kookaburras and crimson rosellas.

For more information, go to Visit Gippsland - Lyrebird Forest Walk website.

Break up the weekend away with the striking contrast of this forest with the surrounding South Gippsland farmland region

Break up the weekend away with the striking contrast of this forest with the surrounding South Gippsland farmland region

Pictures from Visit Gippsland website and Google Maps.


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